Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership’s Digital Transformation Programme was delighted to host the East Midlands Digital Health Network quarterly event at the University of Northampton Innovation Centre.

Each of the counties in the region was represented and each presented a local initiative from their area to share with colleagues.

Northamptonshire opened the event with a welcome from Nigel Brokenshire, Programme Director for the NHCP Digital Transformation Programme. This was followed by an overview from Nick Byrom of the SHREWD Resilience System, a web-based resource which gives Northamptonshire health and care staff a realtime view of pressures across our urgent and emergency care services. This attracted a good deal of interest from other attendees.

Other presentations included an overview of the ChatHealth solution developed in Leicestershire (subsequently adopted in Northamptonshire) allowing young people to exchange text messages with health professionals fully confidentially.

Nottinghamshire presented RECAP Health, a web-based repository of digital health management information that professionals can ‘prescribe’ to help people self-manage their health and care. Lincolnshire, meanwhile, demonstrated a clinical and patient portal to their shared care record.

The next East Midlands Digital Health Network event will be held in Grantham, Lincolnshire, on Wednesday 12 June. Click here for more information.